“(God) says 365 times, ‘Do not fear.’ … I just haven’t figured out how to do that.”
Kelly Irvin has delivered a nail-biting, heart-thumping suspense novel you just won’t be able to put down with “Closer Than She Knows.”
When court reporter Teagan O’Rourke becomes the target of a sadistic serial killer with a literary bent, she must figure out why this person is coming after her and her loved ones. With the help of her law enforcement family — father Dillon, a retired cop, and step-siblings Billy and Gracie, and her very close friend Max, the group has to race the clock to stop the mysterious madman from hurting anyone else in their circle of friends and family.
While figuring out the case, Teagan and Max come to admit their feelings for each other while attempting to overcome their own demons — she not wanting to bring children into a very hurt and damaged world, he battling an alcohol addiction while dealing with post-war PTSD.
“Closer Than She Knows” is an incredible suspense thriller with just enough romance to lighten the story’s intensity. It is a story that deals with faith and overcoming fear. It reminds us that wounds of the heart take much longer to heal; faith is believing God is good … at all times; good still remains in the world, even when all we can see is evil; we must trust in God’s plan; and it is important to keep our faith tank full.
Major themes include evil will not prevail and God’s grace covers our fear (see Joshua 1:9).
I also love that author highlights foster care, as well as promotes fellow authors like Cara Putnam in this story.
Fans of authors like Terri Blackstock, Patricia Bradley and Lynette Eason will love “Closer Than She Knows,” which is set to release on June 9.
Five stars out of five.
Thomas Nelson provided this complimentary copy through NetGalley for my honest, unbiased review.